Accounting

Build your expertise, join a fast-growing industry, and become a crucial part of the financial world.
 
Degree Type: AA, BS
Department: Accounting
 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of accountants and auditors will grow by 10% from 2016 to 2026. This is faster than average, and means that a wide variety of opportunities are available to accounting professionals in an equally wide variety of fields. CBU Accounting alumni work in some of the finest businesses and public accounting firms in the nation, and in areas such as government, tax, criminal justice, and entrepreneurship.

Our program enjoys a well-established and influential presence in the Memphis and Mid-South area because it teaches you the skills, techniques, and concepts necessary to succeed. You’ll learn to keep up with financial laws and corporate governance regulations, and to keep the books clean and accurate for company leaders. And you’ll learn to use your motivation and drive to access rewarding opportunities.

Program Highlights

Accountants and auditors serve a critical role in analyzing and reporting on financial information for a wide variety of businesses. To develop the analytical, conceptual, and technical knowledge and proficiency you’ll need, the CBU Accounting degree provides you with the ability to:

  • Implement fundamental accounting principles and procedures
  • Use technology tools related to the area of accounting
  • Analyze alternatives to complex accounting problems
  • Use accounting information in making business decisions
  • Synthesize accounting information and non-accounting information to appropriately assess business opportunities

What You’ll Study

The Accounting major requires 121 credit hours. You’ll take CBU general education courses, business core and support courses, and courses in:

  • Financial accounting
  • Federal income taxation
  • Accounting systems
  • Auditing
  • Professional accounting ethics
  • Cost accounting
  • Government and non-profit accounting
  • Financial statement analysis

You’ll also complete an accounting exit exam.

View Accounting Course Requirements

Careers

Essentially every business needs accountants and auditors to ensure that their finances are in order and in compliance with a number of regulatory requirements. This means that accounting professionals can find work in many industries and roles.

  • Accountant
  • Budget analyst
  • Entrepreneur
  • Auditor
  • Tax specialist

Our Graduates

CBU graduates have successful accounting careers at companies including:

  • Deloitte
  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers
  • Hilton Worldwide
  • H&R Block
  • First Tennessee Bank
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • State Farm
  • The Metropolitan Bank
  • Vanguard

Is Accounting for You?

Accounting students often share similar mindsets and ways of thinking. If you identify with some of the skills and interests on this list, a career in banking may be a good fit for you:

  • Diagnosing and solving problems
  • Analyzing data
  • Reviewing and evaluating
  • Interest in the financial world
  • Decision-making

Related Programs

You may also be interested in another CBU program:

International Business Banking Finance

Meet the Faculty

 
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